Top Reasons for Furnace Breakdown

Mar 26, 2021 | HVAC, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Even though furnaces are complicated machines and it can be hard to locate the problem when they break down, there are a few common causes for malfunctions that are easier to identify. We at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air know that furnace malfunctions can be stressful, so we put together a list of top reasons for furnace breakdowns, typical symptoms, and easy solutions. 

Needs a Routine Check-Up


  • Strange noises like rattling, banging, or clicking
  • Poor air quality 
  • Frequent cycling 


  • Give your HVAC system a once over
  • Vacuum your vents
  • Replace your air filter
  • Contact a licensed maintenance company

If your HVAC system is displaying any of these symptoms, there may be something wrong that’s as simple as dust buildup or a loose screw. If you are able to locate the problem and address it, keep an eye and ear out for a few days to see if the symptoms return. If they do, then it’s time to call a professional. 

Wear and Tear 


  • Bent or torn ducts
  • Leaking refrigerant 
  • Malfunctioning thermostat 


  • Call a professional

If you are having problems with any of the things listed above, then you need to call a professional. Because problems can escalate if left untreated, it’s important to address the problem immediately. 

Having More Complicated Problems?

If you still have questions about any problems you are experiencing with your HVAC system, then you can call Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today at 937-502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! Our friendly customer service representatives are always happy to give advice for your heating and cooling needs, and we would be happy to do a maintenance check-up if you are experiencing difficulties with your furnace.